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05-24-2008, 01:42 AM
Posted By: <b>mike rothstein</b><p>I picked this game up in April and would like to share it with you - I collect games from time to time but this one is in exceptional condition and that's what got me so excited!<br /><br />Danny Mac Fayden's Stove League Baseball Game<br /><br /><img src="http://www.nyyankeecards.com/players/damn.gif"><br /><br />He played in the bigs for 17 yrs; rookie year was 1926 - came up with the Red Sox. He played in 1 game and lost.<br /><br />In 1927 - he went 5 and 8 - his best year with the sox was 1935 where he went 16 and 12.<br /><br />He was traded to the Yanks in 1932 - and his best year was '33 when he went 7 and 3. <br /><br />He must have had some popularity to have a game made in his likeness but nothing unusual to report?<br /><br />Now the game! It's pristine!!!<br /><br />Outside cover:<br /><br /><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Dan.jpg"><br /><br />Inside of cover - instructions:<br /><br /><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Dan6.jpg"><br /><br />Outside of gameboard:<br /><br /><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Dan5.jpg"><br /><br />Inside of gameboard:<br /><br /><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Dan3.jpg"><br /><br />3rd part of the gameboard - all parts are attached to a heavy metal spiral:<br /><br />3rd part of the gameboard - all parts are attached to a metal spiral:<br /><br /><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Dan4.jpg"><br /><br />Game pieces in original bag: this game has never been played!<br /><br /><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/Dan1.jpg"><br /><br />Note: did a little detective work - usually these bags are shut with staples - the scotch tape got me thinking?<br /><br />Yes, it was invented 1929 - production 1930 - so I date the production of the game about a year or two from the copyright - no big deal.<br /><br />Thanx for viewing and Happy Memorial Day!<br /><br />

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05-24-2008, 03:59 PM
Posted By: <b>Dan Bretta</b><p>Very nice...that's one I've not seen before. Thanks for sharing.

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05-27-2008, 12:12 AM
Posted By: <b>Joe K.</b><p>Cool Game Mike. Thanks for sharing. Congrats.

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05-27-2008, 04:01 PM
Posted By: <b>Butch &amp; Co.</b><p>Very cool find, Mike, congrats. The MacFayden game actually had a pretty long production run -- 1927-28 into the early 1940s -- so it's a fairly tough but not <I>terribly</I> uncommon game. For some reason, though, it's one of a notorious list of games that are almost always found in wretched condition. Yours looks immaculate, and that's a real rarity and a real prize. <br /><br />By the way, comparing the graphics on your game to variations we've seen in other examples of the MacFayden, we'd date yours to the mid-late 1930s, but don't take that as gospel. In any case, the actual production date of your game hasn't nearly as much effect on its market value as does its exceptional condition. <br />

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05-28-2008, 12:32 AM
Posted By: <b>mike rothstein</b><p>Thanx for the kinds words guys.<br /><br />I collect board games - common games from the 30s to the 50s.<br /><br />This game appears to have never been played with - which is exceptional fer sure.<br /><br />If I could afford it - I wouldn't mind moving closer to the turn of the century games and 19th century rarities.<br /><br />The oldest game I have is the Parker Bros. Peg Baseball from 1908.<br /><br /><img src="http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y202/stone193/PegBase.jpg"><br /><br />mike